Emmy Award Winning, Interactive Web Series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” Immerses Fans into Jane Austen’s Timeless Classic.
Los Angeles, CA (August 22nd, 2013) — Pemberley Digital’s The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was recently honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media. The web series, developed by Bernie Su and Hank Green, snagged a Creative Arts Emmy® for Original Interactive Program.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modernized adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” told through original episodic video and multiplatform storytelling. Altogether, the series filmed over 150 video episodes across five different YouTube channels with over 9.5 hours of video – amassing over 40 million views. Transmedia elements provided parallel views of events across 35 social media profiles and created a unique bond between the characters and the audience. With over 200,000 subscribers, 800 pieces of Lizzie-inspired fan fiction and a whole world of web art, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has inspired a passionate, engaged following.
“I am extremely proud of everyone on the team who made this project possible. The cast, crew, writers, and of course the interactive team have been exceptional. Most importantly, I’m proud of our fans. Their passion and enthusiasm has allowed the show to be perceived as more than just “pretty girl with a camera” show, but as an adaptation that has been placed amongst the greats.” – Head Writer Bernie Su
Other notable achievements for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries include, the 2012 TV.com award for Best Web Series as well as the IAWTV and Streamy awards for Best Interactive Series. It’s recent Kickstarter campaign raised over $462,000, with 771% funded and ending $400,000 over it’s initial $60,000 goal, pre-selling over 5,800 DVDs.
About Pemberley Digital
Pemberley Digital is an innovative web video production company that specializes in the adaptation of classic works onto the new media format. The company utilizes not only YouTube but other social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, LOOKBOOK, and others to tell and enriched and immersive story that transcends across multiple formats.